What Is A Zen Garden?

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A Zen style Japanese garden

That is a question that is posed over 150,000 times a MONTH on Google by people searching for information.

In simplistic terms a Japanese Zen garden is also knows as a Japanese rock garden. The sort of garden that you can see above with its rocks, stones and raked gravel or sand.

Zen gardens have religious significance, are steeped in history, have meaning and are relaxing spaces to contemplate or meditate . They can be very large or very small – one was even made in an egg shell.

As a self confessed Zen garden lover I am in the process of building one in a fairly small space in my rear garden – it is about 80 per cent done and you can see a recent image below:

My nearly completed Zen garden – in a small space and constructed for comparitively little cost. Why don’t you build one?!

I have loved designing it , sourcing the materials and discovering the best way to actually do it simply and quickly – although you should never rush a Zen garden project , relaxation is part of the experience whilst building it and when it is finished.

I have made a series of short video’s to take you through the whole process and each video is a couple of minutes long – you will be able to pick up lots of good tips! Take a look at the videos by going to my Youtube channel for making a Japanese garden by CLICKING HERE

I will be filming a 5th video once the finishing touches are done and also am putting together a comprehensive manual on ZEN gardens and how to build one step by step. Watch out for more information on it as it will be in Ebook format, on Amazon’s Kindle and available for iPad and iPhone.

Thanks for stopping by my website ,


PS My brand new Japanese Zen Gardens Book has NOW just been published for Amazon KINDLE – if you have thought to yourself ‘What Is A Zen Garden’ ALL the answers and how to build your own step-by step is here CLICK HERE

Japanese Zen Gardens – for Amazon Kindle

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